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A piece of history is now on full display along Main Street in Old Fort. The story of civil rights leaders Albert Joyner and George Sandlin is brightly depicted on the large, east-facing brick wall of what was once Sandlin’s theater. This is a great example of being a good neighbor, explained artist Don Remix.
In collaboration with Mountain Glory Quilter’s Guild, this year’s Quilt Show is displayed on the MACA gallery walls, in lieu of hanging quilt rack displays, to provide everyone a little more space. Masks are required for your visit to MACA. They also provide hand sanitizer upon entry to limit surface contamination. Stop in and see these beautiful quilts Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 to 5 or Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 to 6pm.
The Guardian Ad Litem program is looking for volunteers to advocate for children in McDowell County. A training course starts October 12th. You will attend virtual classes in 2-hour increments for a total of 30 hours. At the end of the course, you will be assigned a child to work with. If you realize this is not for you, that’s OK too! For more information, call Renee’ Barrier at 655-4179.
Volunteers are needed every day at the Foothills Food Hub. There are 60-75 unique volunteer slots that need to be filled each week. There are about half that many volunteers trying to do the job at this time. Please email mcdowellLFAC@gmail.com to sign up. There are some evening distributions and work sessions, so that may be an opportunity for others to volunteer. The volunteers that have been working so hard need a break, a replacement or just more help. It is suggested that you enlist the help of your friends and volunteers as pairs or groups.
The McDowell County Public Library in Marion is currently open under normal operating hours. With COVID-19 restrictions, patrons are allowed to browse the collection with an appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The computer lab is open Monday through Saturday for one-hour sessions with an appointment. The library is offering curbside service of items Monday to Saturday. Face coverings are required. For more information, or to schedule a same-day appointment or curbside pickup, call 652-3858. The Old Fort Branch Library is open and is scheduling appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for library browsing. Curbside service, computer labs and free copies and faxes are offered Tuesday through Saturday
Also, the Jubilee Arbor at Historic Carson House is now available for rent for groups of 25 or less. Call 724-4948 for availability.